tv Presidents Weekly Radio Address CSPAN April 2, 2011 6:15pm-6:30pm EDT
authority to lay them off, not the people lower in seniority, the unions and state assembly they control said no. you got to lay off all of the young idealistic tachers. this is ending now because of the stern, aggressive actioof the new american heros. scott walker of wisconsin, john kasich of ohio, mitch daniels of indiana, corvit of pennsylvania, as much as i sometimes hate him, rick scott of lorida, and the legislative leaderships in ohio and tennessee. they are paving the way for us to the future. so between what they are doing, you get control of education, and we are going to give them control of medicaid, you know what that equals? the 10th amendment.
it gives the states back their ower. it's 3/4 of their budget in those two programs combined. and we're taking the power away from the unions over the schools, and the feds over the health care system and being governor of a state will now mean something. then wecome to act three. that's the biggy. that's going to be the budget for the year 2012. now the debate will start now. but it'll get real serious over the summer. everybody is going to say you are going to shut down the government in order to get rid of obama's programs. and i say again what do you have to shut the government down for? you don't want the individual mandate enforcement that requires everybody to buy health insurance approved by the government, written by the government, and pay full freight for it? you don't want that enforced.
you don't want the employer mandate enforced that's going to cost us jobs. fine, close down the irs. zero funding until they approve of the budget with those riders in it. we could do without it for a couple of weeks. believe me. and when those guys within the drawing salaries, you bet they will begin to see the light. you don't want carbon limits that are going to detroy american manufacturing and force the jobs overseas. by the way in my book "revolt" i point out that the united states has already accomplished 60% of the goals of kyoto and copenhagen, the way that free men and women do it, through the market and education, and voluntary action, not through coercion and taxation and regulation. you don't want the epa
unilaterally approving from congss didn't approve? close them down. put that rider in their budget. if they don't like it, we don't have an epa. believe me, nobody is going to cry. [crowd cheering] >> you don't want the national labor relations board to jam down the throats of american business and labor the provisions that congress reject the for the card check bill that says you set up a union with no secret ballot and people are coerced into checking off of the cards. that's enough and they have no further role in the process. put a rider in the nlb, national labor relations udget. sudden -- suspend, and if they don't go along, zero fund the nlrb. you don't want the fcc cracking down on talk radio? >> no. >> and telling you that every --
here's the game. every talk radio show has to locally produce 25 percent of its content. now rush limbaugh, shawn handy, they are cheap. they split the revenue for the ads, they don't pay anything. they make money. when you hire the local guy as a talk radio host, you got to pay them real money. maybe he makes a profit, maybe he doesn't. what they will do, they will close down all talk radio and just run top 40 music like they used to. you don't want the fcc to do that? >> no. >> butt -- put in a rider prohibiting it. if the senate won't go along, close down the fcc. we don't have to close down the government. we're going to close down the parts of the government we can't stand. [crowd cheeing] >> and that strategy is going to
work because the only alternative obama and the senators have then is to say to spite you, we are going to close down the rest of the government. d that's not going to be very popular with the american people. so listen, i went throughout th united states during the election year of 2010, speaking at tea party gatherings, and i always quoted that wonder movie, same time next year. i said we're going to get together in the same place at the same time to hold their eet to the fire and make sre that they act as they promised to act during the election of 2010. and that's why you are here, and that's why i'm here, and that's why together we are going to win. thank you. [crowd cheer] [crowd chanting usa] >> thank you, dick morris.
i'm just pulling up a note here so i know what to tell you to do. we have a couple of things. we are about to wrap up. i want to say one last thing. if you emember nothing -- okay. give me a second. i'm sorry. some how i wound up with a lot of stuff. if you remember only one thing today, remember this, and it's important, we're only asking congress to cut $2.6 pennies out of every $1 of hours hat they are spending. that's it. that's the message to remember today. it's draconian, it's no severe, and it's needed so that we will be able to continue to have this grt country that we have. >> amen. >> two quick housekeeping things. then we'llrap it up. i appreciate all of you for being here. standing in the rain. it's pretty cool out here today. we are committed to this country, we have doing this for
thousands and millions of americans who couldn't be here today. many of the people that couldn't be here, they e-mail me and say please make sure you tell the people thank you for being there for me. so you have appreciation from people all across this country. especially the people on the west coast. [crowd cheering] >> we the eople. >> if you have photos that you took today, we'd love to have them and put them on our facebook page. if you will e-mai those photos to pics -- p-i-c-s, pics like pictures, firstname.lastname@example.org. we need this. this is the important part. the last part. we need togo into the senate, two senators, and gointo the house and see our congressman. we have letters printed if you like what it says, leave it and put it with the congressman. we need to make sure they are
listening to our message and tell themwhat we expect thm to do. thank you for being here. we're going to restore our constitution together. thank you so much. [crowd cheering] >> god bless, jenny. >> thank you. >> god bless tea party. god bless america. ♪ god bless america ♪ land that i love ♪ stad beside her ♪ and guide her ♪ with the night ♪ with the light from above ♪ from the mountains ♪ to the prairies ♪ to the oceans ♪ whit with foam ♪ god bless america ♪ my home, sweet, home ♪ god bless america
>> today on c-span, the u.s. supreme court heard oral arguments in the case of walmart converses duke's, the largest class-action lawsuit ever brought against walmart, regarding their treatment of women. >> we are pleased to welcome back to the communicator's fcc commissioner michael kopp. also joining us is amy from the wall street journal. if i could start with the att acquisition of team mobil. how long do you expect that to take? >> i do not know how long it
will take. there is some speculation that it could take the better part of the year. we will just have to wait and see what the expectations of the commission are. this is a huge transaction, a paradigm-altering transaction as far as the world of wireless goes. you will remember in the contest a merger that i said that would have been a very steep climb for me. i ended up voting against it. this will be an even steeper climb from the standpoint of a lot of power, a lot of influence given to one company in a world where two companies are in control of 80% of the spectrum. i hope that my colleagues are looking at this transaction and asking themselves very serious questions about what to do, what
competition will be left if this merger is approved. what is the impact going to be on american jobs? i have not found a satisfactory answer yet, but i hope that we will. there is a lot of money on the table. how much of that money is going to end up in europe, supporting telecommunications there? if it is a big deal, but as much as anything, what kind of troubles me is that it's sexy oxygen atoms so many issues that are pending before the federal -- it sucks the oxygen out of so many issues that are pending before the federal communications commission. we can walk and chew gum and at the same time, but we have concerns about other things
including public safety. the list goes on and on. sometimes i feel like we are the federal merger commission. that is because companies bring us so many mergers. it is always the last one in, "we are not going to be back," but then there are more. >> how did you vote on the att- bellsouth merger? >> we had a lot of negotiation back and forth on the bell south merger. we managed to attach some net neutrality conditions and things like that. it was not a happy merger, happy occasion, but i think we made it better than it otherwise would have been.